Thursday, May 27, 2010
Video Clip: BernCo Commission District 1 Candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham
Mary Ellen ran into Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democratic primary candidate in the District 1 race for Bernalillo County Commission, at a recent political event and got to ask her a few questions. Michelle discusses her campaign, her priorities for the job and how folks can get connected with her campaign in the short video above.
Lujan-Grisham's candidacy has been endorsed by the Albuquerque Journal. Her campaign has also been endorsed by the Albuquerque Area Firefighters, Sen. Dede Feldman, Rep. Moe Maestas, Rep. Gail Chasey, Rep. Denice Picraux, City Councilor Debbie O'Malley and more. You can read about her background and experience here.
On her campaign website, Michelle says she'll fight for integrity and accountability in government, clean, high-tech jobs, infrastructure improvements, preservation of our natural resources, balanced development, public safety and access to quality healthcare. One of Michelle's most innovative proposals is an effort to empower young people to get involved in the governmental process. She plans to recruit students to serve on Bernalillo County boards and promote a proactive public process to engage young people.
“The youth of our community deserve to be heard and have a hand in shaping their future,” Lujan Grisham said. “As Commissioner, I will commit to actively recruiting students from local high schools, community colleges, trade schools, and universities, to serve as voting members of County boards and committees.”
Among the board positions Lujan Grisham plans to recruit for: the Arts Board, the Board of Finance, and the Joint Air Quality Board.
“I believe Albuquerque’s youth have a real stake in the future of Bernalillo County,” she said. I will promote the involvement of young people in local government. As the future leaders of our county, I believe we need to engage, listen to and empower our youth.”
The other candidates in the Democratic primary, which takes place on June 1, are Loretta Naranjo Lopez and Dan Serrano. Whoever wins will run against Republican Simon Kubiak in the general election.
Will Michelle stand up to the UNM Regents? Doubt it.
Vote for Loretta Naranjo-Lopez for Commish - she'll give us a REAL public hospital at UNMH, not a Richardson billboard.
Posted by: Terry Schleder | May 27, 2010 3:02:06 PM
Why don't you ask her, instead of immediately advertising for your candidate? Oh, right. getting information was never the point of your comment. Never mind.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | May 27, 2010 7:29:58 PM
Whatever you do don't vote for Dan Serrano. He pretends to be a cop and is running one of the weirdest campaigns I've ever seen. Keep this man away from the County Commission!
Posted by: Westside | May 27, 2010 9:28:46 PM
Michelle Lujan Grisham is a Democrat? Since when?
What has she done for the Westside?
Why isn't there a video for Loretta or Dan? or are you pushing another pretty skirt in stilettos for Commissioner?
Posted by: Mike | May 28, 2010 7:29:39 AM
Who is MLG? Forced out of NM Dept of Health Secretary; started Delta Consulting Group with D Armstrong. Major client is Blue Cross/Blue Shield with partner, Armstrong as Director of NM Medical Insurance Pool overseen by former MLG staffer at DOH, R. Esquibel. Gov Richardson wanted executive control rather than having quasi-agency overseeing federal funds. NM Medical Insurance Pool objects. MLG appears to be connected former government official now contractor who wants to be Commissioner. Google it!!
Posted by: Mike | May 28, 2010 7:59:16 AM